Spruce vs. Pine
During walkabout last night, I noticed this example of the different ways spruce and pine are affected by the ice. The tree on the left is a spruce, with short, thick single needles; the one on the right is a white pine, with long thin needles in groups of 5. We saw in an earlier picture how the white pine needles built up collective chunks of ice in fans. The net effect is that the pine is carrying a significantly higher ice load than the spruce. This may in part explain why the spruce has a more northerly range.